Outdoor Activities in Boston

There's a reason Boston is known as "America's Walking City!" With nearly 300 parks and iconic waterways, Greater Boston has plenty of open spaces to explore. From the Charles River to the Harbor, the Emerald Necklace to the Boston Harbor Islands, and Boston Common to the Rose Kennedy Greenway, the city offers an abundance of outdoor activities. Whether it's a sunset cruise, a picnic on the Esplanade, or a trip to a local farmers market, here's how to make the outdoors fun in Boston.

Parks in Boston

Relax on the Boston Common and Public Garden, discover the Kelleher Rose Garden in the Back Bay Fens, escape to the Boston Harbor Islands, or stand in awe at Mount Auburn Cemetery - uncover Greater Boston's top parks.

Get Inspired

Kayak the Charles, take a walking tour, hit astonishing speeds on a 70-foot speed boat, or take things slow with a picnic in the park, farmers' market, or outdoor beer garden - there's an outdoor activity for you in Boston!

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